An Invalid Depot was a government run institution for people who were sick and in poverty. The first Invalid Depot in Tasmania was at the Lunatic Asylum at New Norfolk.
Sources used to compile this entry: Brown, Joan C., 'Poverty is not a crime': the development of social services in Tasmania, 1803-1900, Tasmanian Historical Research Association, Hobart, 1972, 192 pp.
Prepared by: Caroline Evans
Created: 21 October 2011, Last modified: 13 February 2019